At Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, one of the ways that the practice ofmanaakitanga is manifested is through an endeavour to provide a supporting and holisticexperience of online learning to benefit both lecturers and students. However, the ease withwhich this is achieved is sometimes problematic. Lecturers and students are not always sureabout the usefulness and relevance of e-learning but our distance education student numbersindicate that it is imperative we find creative and robust ways to foster engagement withonline learning and ultimately to expand the wairua of learning. Foundational learning is partof the support framework ' the eTautoko ' at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, and isused to embed pragmatic solutions that relate to literacy, language and numeracydevelopment, to assist students online. In this Paper the links between education, learning andknowledge are explored through utilising the pedagogical approach of an online learningenvironment, in a Wananga setting, to affect positive outcomes for Maori students.
|Title of host publication||2006 NZARE Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||"Manaakitanga: Feel the Spirit"|
|Editors||Eddy van Til|
|Place of Publication||Rotorua, NZ|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||National New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference - Rotorua, New Zealand, New Zealand|
Duration: 05 Dec 2006 → 08 Dec 2006
|Conference||National New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference|
|Period||05/12/06 → 08/12/06|
Mlcek, S., Timutimu, N., & Stephens, C. (2006). Foundational learning opportunities offer 'sound-bytes' of online knowledge(s) to students from a W'nanga setting. In E. V. Til (Ed.), 2006 NZARE Conference: "Manaakitanga: Feel the Spirit" (pp. 9). NZARE.